International prospective students

Scholarships and fees

Winning a Sussex scholarship will boost your resumé and help make your dreams of studying in the UK a reality.


We are very proud of our scholarship programmes, which reward academic excellence and support a significant number of students both from within the UK and around the world.  
For more information on financial support which may be available to support your studies at Sussex, visit our funding pages and don't forget to also explore scholarships that are available from within your country. The local British Council may be able to offer you some good starting points.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary according to the level and programme of study. You will find them published within our study with us pages, there is also information for each programme included under the fees and funding tab within the relevant prospectus.

Part-time work

International students on a Tier 4 visa studying for a degree at any University in the UK have the right to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during their period of study and full time during holidays.  The University of Sussex advertises over 3,500 vacancies each academic year through its Careers and Employability Centre. .

Fee status

In England, international students and UK/EU students pay different tuition fees as UK/EU fees are reduced by grants paid from taxation. If you are not sure whether you should be classed as an international or UK/EU student, you may find it helpful to refer to the UKCISA website on tuition fees to see if any of the categories for 'home' students apply to you. UKCISA also have a student advice line, if you are applying to a number of universities and need general assistance (+44 20 7107 9922).

If there is any uncertainty over your fee status when you apply to Sussex, you will be sent a questionnaire by our Admissions team. This helps us to collect more information on your personal circumstances, so we can make the most appropriate decision on your fee status.

Living costs

While costs vary with lifestyle and from student to student, we estimate you should allow between £820 - £1,175 each month to live on, in addition to your tuition fees (based on costs for the 2013/14 academic year). Before you arrive in the UK you need to ensure you have adequate finances to cover your entire period of study. 

Estimated living expenses (local to Sussex)
International Student Calculator (online budget planner)